Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: The U.S. Media And Entertainment Industry's Recovery Haves And Have-Nots May 11

  • ID: 1785140
  • May 2011
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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U.S. broadcasters, ad agencies, Internet companies, and outdoor companies continue to exhibit signs of a healthy recovery, reporting revenue expansion that varied from moderate to robust. Structural trends were less pronounced for most subsectors in 2010, the first year of the recovery. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is circumspect regarding a long-lasting recovery in radio. We believe local TV broadcasters will rely on core advertising growth in 2011, without the even-year boost of election and Olympic advertising. The Internet maintains a strong current of growth, with mobile and online video advertising contributing increasingly. Print media have not reversed declines (newspapers and directories) or exhibited convincingly sustainable recoveries (magazines). We view these media, and potentially radio as well, as vulnerable to...

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- Comcast Corp.
- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.
- TEGNA Inc.
- General Electric Co.
- Graham Holdings Co.
- CBS Corp.
- Belo Corp.
- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
- Carmike Cinemas Inc.
- CBS Corp.
- Scholastic Corp.
- Omnicom Group Inc.
- Interactive Data Corp.
- Deluxe Corp.
- Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.
- RentPath Inc.
- ManpowerGroup Inc.
- Allbritton Communications Co.
- Lamar Media Corp.
- Spanish Broadcasting System Inc.
- Valassis Communications Inc.
- The New York Times Co.
- The Walt Disney Co.
- Gray Television Inc.
- Iron Mountain Inc.
- LodgeNet Interactive Corp.
- Microsoft Corp.
- Salem Media Group Inc.
- iHeartCommunications Inc.
- Cenveo Inc.
- Production Resource Group LLC
- The McClatchy Co.
- GateHouse Media Operating Inc.
- Live Nation Entertainment Inc.
- IAC/InterActiveCorp.
- Getty Images Inc.
- Infogroup Inc.
- Cumulus Media Inc.
- Radio One Inc.
- Sirius XM Radio Inc.
- American Media Inc.
- Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.
- Liberty Interactive Corp.
- The Nielsen Co. B.V.
- The Priceline Group Inc.
- FTI Consulting Inc.
- Merrill Corp.
- Interpublic Group of Cos. Inc.
- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
- Sabre Holdings Corp.
- American Reprographics Co. LLC
- Entravision Communications Corp.
- Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (The)
- Time Warner Inc.
- MGOC Inc.
- NextMedia Operating Inc.
- Univision Communications Inc.
- The Sheridan Group Inc.
- Regal Entertainment Group
- LBI Media Inc.
- Dex One Corp.
- Knowledge Universe Education LLC
- Educate Inc.
- Yahoo! Inc.
- Vertrue LLC
- LIN TV Corp.
- Source Media Inc.
- Lee Enterprises Inc.
- Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.
- Publicis Groupe S.A.
- Viacom Inc.
- Education Management LLC
- Barrington Broadcasting LLC
- Expedia Inc.
- AlixPartners LLP
- West Corp.
- Penton Business Media Holdings Inc.
- Affinion Group Holdings Inc.
- National CineMedia Inc.
- Local TV LLC
- Bonten Media Group Inc.
- Cinemark Holdings Inc.
- Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc.
- AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc.
- Orbitz Worldwide Inc.
- Laureate Education Inc.
- Prometric Inc.
- Moody's Corp.
- ProQuest LLC
- Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC
- Rovi Corp.
- Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
- FoxCo Acquisition LLC
- TWCC Holding Corp.
- iHeartMedia Inc.
- Netflix Inc.
- Discovery Communications Inc.
- Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
- New Vision Television LLC
- MDC Partners Inc.
- Language Line Holdings LLC
- ATI Acquisition Co.
- SuperMedia Inc.
- Quad/Graphics Inc.
- Bankrate Inc.
- Google Inc.
- Ascend Learning LLC
- Cambium Learning Group Inc.
- NexTag Inc.
- Hubbard Radio LLC
- Information Resources Inc.
- Summit Entertainment LLC
- Reader's Digest Assn. Inc.
- American Achievement Corp.
- Playboy Enterprises Inc.
- Visant Holding Corp.
- Warner Music Group Corp.
- Network Solutions LLC
- SGS International Inc.
- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
- Caribe Media Inc
- CMP Susquehanna Radio Holdings Corp.
- Koosharem Corp.
- MediMedia USA Inc.
- Citadel Broadcasting Corp.
- Advanstar Inc.
- Catalina Marketing Corp.
- Newport Television Holdings LLC
- Bright Horizons Capital Corp.
- HSN Inc.
- Wallace Theater Holdings Inc.
- AutoTrader.com Inc.
- dcp LLC
- Insight Global Inc.
- FriendFinder Networks Inc.
- FilmYard Holdings LLC
- National Amusements Inc.

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